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Dr. Renee Harris

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Baton Rouge, LA
39 years experience female

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Associates in Women's Health

Baton Rouge, LA

Address

500 Rue de la Vie Drive, Suite 310, Baton Rouge, LA
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2252019955

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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283 Answers
22 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Prob ovulation: If you are not using contraceptive hormones, then a little bleeding midcycle is usually from ovulation and the associated hormonal change. It can last... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Prostaglandins: The semen has a chemical called prostaglandin that causes the uterus to contract a little. It is not abnormal. Having pain with sex is abnormal howeve... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Possibly: A woman usually ovulates 14 days before her next period. The problem is knowing when that cycle is due to start. If you bleed for 10 days and then ovu... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: However, iron supplementation should only be used if you are anemic from loss of iron stores. Too much iron can cause health problems too.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Depends: Many things can cause the discomfort. I would recommend being evaluated by your doctor to see what is going on.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Varicose veins: These are normal with pregnancy and not dangerous. The valves in the vein become less effective and the veins hold the blood in them. If they are unco... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Probably normal: It sounds like you are starting to get back into a normal hormonal cycle, and breast tenderness occurs during these cyclic changes. Premenstrual sympt... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes, can be: Having a light cycle can be normal. You didn't mention if you are breast feeding, since that can certainly affect your periods.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: The novasure device has a fail-safe mechanism to prevent over cauterization. Burning externally is usually not related to an ablation. I would make a... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Get evaluated: If you have been having unprotected intercourse for over a year, then you need to be evaluated. I would also recommend having your husband checked to... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Depends: It completely depends on where the fibroids were located and how deep into the uterus the incisions were made to remove them. You will have to ask the... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: Being expired may affect the potency of the iron, but it will not hurt your child.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Done: Those tests are the best way to test for the common and worst causes of pid. Pid causes pelvic pain and can lead to high fever and abscesses. If treat... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Unlikely: All birth control methods can fail, so it is a good idea to take a pregnancy test to be sure. If it is negative, then enjoy not having cycles.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Atrophy: When a woman is in or near to menopause, the amount of estrogen in her system decreases. Estrogen helps with vaginal lubrication and elasticity. The l... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: Unless you physically go in and pull the strings with an instrument, you will not move the iud. Sex will not move it, so no worries.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Prob normal: So your last period started on january 28th...That makes your next cycle due at end of february. Having a light cycle can be normal. If you are not t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not particularly: If you are healthy otherwise, the pill is not bad. In fact, the pill protects you from anemia, ovarian and uterine cancer, and of course unwanted preg... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
About a week: If started with the cycle, it takes a week.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: These occur extremely early in the pregnancy, usually before a woman even knows she is pregnant.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Depends on position: A 19 week uterus reaches your navel. If you are sitting and leaning forward, it could nearly reach some ribs. Remember that your intestines are push... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Getting into different positions and sleeping on your stomach when you are comfortable is fine.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Depends: It completely depends on the method of removal and the size of the cysts. Small cysts done through a laparoscope or robot recover very quickly. Large... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Hyperemesis: The high hormone level of pregnancy are associated with nausea and vomiting. You tend to be hypersensitive to smells and taste. Not drinking when you ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Several: Progesterone only methods are the safest for you. These include the Progesterone only pill, mini-pill, or the iud- like mirena, (levonorgestrel) or t... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Be reassured by seeing a heartbeat. That is more important than the lab work now. Congratulations.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Many thingd: Your nipples are hormones and touch sensitive. The fluctuation of your hormone levels that occur during the month or with pregnancy can cause soreness... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Usually not: Clindamycin is an antibiotic and it will kill "bad" bacteria as well as normal or "good" bacteria, but the vaginal tissues will usually recolonized wi... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Damage to DNA: During early development, the x-rays can disrupt the genetic part of the cells in the embryo enough to become incompatible with life or become changed... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Depends: If the cyst is not changing in size, and not causing any pain, they can be left alone. Some people have trouble with them becoming infected, or growi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No matter: There are many generics and a few brand name ones. They all work well if taken appropriately.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Menopause before the age of 40 is very rare naturally. Symptoms such as hot flashes or vagunal dryness however can occur for many reasons. If your cyc... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: It may be a little uncomfortable whe you are removing it as the tampon absorbs the natural moisture of the vagina.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: There is not a proven association with pills and weight gain. Eating more will cause you to gain weight. Some people seem to be more sensitive to the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
None: That is a safe medication to use with pregnancy.
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A member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
You : You need to be evaluated soon for the bleeding. It is possible to become very anemic from bleeding associated with fibroids tumors in the uterus. If t... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: I assume you mean starting them anytime. They need to be started within the first 7 days of bleeding. So if you start bleeding you can start the pills... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Milk production can be triggered by nipple/breast stimulation and has been used to allow adoptive mothers to breast feed. The success is variable.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Depends: A cyst on the ovary usually doesn't cause swollen lymph glands. Cysts on the ovary can be normal, functional, or abnormal. You should discuss the find... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Fairly: The implant is placed in the upper arm, it is a Progesterone only method of birth control that lasts 3 years. My patients have liked the method. It ma... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
History and exam: We discuss your cycles, medical history and examine the patient. The main thing is to find out why you aren't cycling correctly. They will prob order ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: It is best to just eat healthy foods, enjoy your pregnancy. The baby will come when it is time.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: The pill can help suppress a functional cyst on the ovary and certainly won't harm an other type cysts.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Prob not: Depending on the type and how you started taking them. I usually recommend another method for the first week.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Occasionally: Most people stop having cycles within the first 6 months after the first injection.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: The birth control pill helps to bring down the extra androgens by binding them up and therefore, they will help regulate your cycle.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Probably ovulation: Most women ovulate ( which is the egg being released from a cyst on the ovary-a cyst rupturing) about 14 days after the first day of the last menstrua... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Pain with urination, sometimes blood in the urine, pelvic pain and when sever, fever, are all associated with a bladder infection or cystitis. Other ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: The sperm move up into the cervix, so washing will not hurt you or affect your fertility.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Possibly ovulation: If you are not on a hormonal contraceptive, it could be from ovulating. Some women spot for 1-2 days when they ovulate. If you are on a hormonal con... Read More
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Nov 2, 2012
Dr. Harris is a wonderful doctor. She has gotten me through a lot and been there for me as a stabilizing factor when I was going through two miscarriages. Medically, her advice has always been spot o...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Harris is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Harris is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thankyou very much! not looking forward to the heavier periods! Just remember how heavy and painful they were in highschool before iI got on the pill!
HealthTap member
But I stepped on one and it stung under my toe then the pain stopped in my feet and I felt it coming up my leg. And now my feet is swollen
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thank you. im 20 and some months i have a cycle and some months i don't and my husband and i never use any form of contraception

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Baton Rouge, LA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Louisiana - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Baton Rouge, LA - Winter
2013
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